Audi Q3 Vs BMW X1 – Exteriors, Interiors, Engine, Performance

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Audi Q3 Vs BMW X1 Which Is A Better Level Luxury SUV?

BMW has lucky enough to launch an level car like BMW X1 and introduce a new at a time when other car were only planning to do so. were the benefits? Being the car of its type and being priced low when compared to the entry luxury sedans. this car out to be great attracter. All was going until Audi announced the of the smallest SUV of its portfolio, the Audi Q3 .

the Q3 was launched at an impressive price of Rs. Lakhs(Ex-showroom Maharashtra) and surely it is an proposition from the company’s In our car comparison series on Car Blog , we are here comparing these two cars Audi Q3 and BMW X1 which are one of the attractive offerings from luxury car makers in India.

Comparison: Audi Q3 Vs BMW X1

image – Q3(left) and BMW X1(right)


and foremost we will start the looks. The Q3 is a new car in the market and obviously it had to us since all of us were waiting It has the typical Audi look slim headlamps, conventional grille, minimalist body and most importantly a true SUV In fact it is like a baby Q5 .

The X1 is present in market for some now and the looks are quite familiar. A hood, big headlamps, the typical grille and a not-so-SUV-type shape are the that make it distinctive. the front to the rear there is sportiness to catch you eye.

wise the X1 is longer than the Q3, the latter is taller and wider X1. Another important fact is the ground clearance of X1 is nearly 25 mm than that of Q3. This is evident from the construction and of the two cars.

As far as the exteriors are concerned, the cars are not very attractive but we have to choose a better we will go with the new Q3.

Interior Comparison: Audi Q3 Vs BMW X1

– Audi Q3 interiors

On the interiors we start with the Q3. Undoubtedly the Q3 what one would expect a luxury vehicle. Comfortable and a good amount of space is its The noise levels in the cabin pretty low making the ride more soothing for you.

the features now, it comes leatherette B-grain upholstery, lighting package, leather steering wheel, steering with multifunction controls, Airbag, side airbags, child seat mounts The base grade comes manual air conditioning system, start assist, 4 way lumbar at front seats, electric adjust for driver seat, parking assist, Cruise concert audio system, information system, voice system and Bluetooth Support.

The top end comes with features 17 inch alloy wheels 10 spoke design, rain wipers and automatic headlamps, washers, Xenon Plus LED Lamps at rear, Interior with LEDs, high walnut brown interiors, air conditioner with sun sensor for cooling, parking plus electrically adjustable driver and seat at front, tyre monitoring system, driver system with coloured

image – BMW X1 Interiors

The X1 is a competitive car in all but considering the fact that Q3 has arrived and is new, the X1 seems to confidence. The interiors have a top built alike Q3, however the is not as refreshing as Q3. Comparing the design of the with that of Q3 on a scale of 10, the X1 an 8 while the Q3 a 10.

Features list leather steering wheel, sills with finisher in front and rear bumper aluminium finisher, rain xenon lights, auto park distance control, system with an 8.8” USB and hands-free facility, driver and airbags, ABS. brake crash sensor, bumper dynamic stability control, traction control, run flat etc.

Engine Comparison(Diesel): Q3 Vs BMW X1

Audi Q3

Audi’s Q3 is available only one engine option is a 2.0 litre TDI diesel engine. It 174 BHP @ 4200 RPM of max power and 380 Nm @ 1750-2500 RPM of torque. The engine is mated to a 7 S tronic gearbox. The engine a top speed of 212 kmph and a 0-100 sprint in 8.2 seconds.

The certified fuel efficiency of Q3 is kmpl.


The X1 also has a 2.0 litre engine that delivers 176 BHP of max however the torque output at 350 NM @ RPM is a little less than 380 Nm. The 0-100 km/h sprint is 8.3 seconds which is quite to Q3’s 8.2 seconds. The ARAI fuel efficiency of BMW X1 is 15.24 but in actual road conditions it close to 12 kmpl.

Both have a 2.0 litre with power difference but the 30 Nm of difference in the figures gives an edge to the Q3. So the Q3 faster, is more responsive, and delivers better fuel

Performance And Handling Comparison(Diesel): Q3 Vs BMW X1

The Q3 with its electric steering and excellently comfortable suspension brings joy while driving. It up most of the bumps and is very and quiet on the inside.The only part is that driving a Q3 fun at all.

Comparison(Diesel). Audi Q3 Vs BMW X1

Audi Q3 Ex-Showroom Mumbai

Audi Q3 Grade. Rs. 26.21 Lakhs

Q3 High Grade: Rs. 31.49

BMW X1 Price Ex-Showroom Mumbai

BMW X1 20d. Rs. 27.73 Lakhs

BMW X1 sDrive 20d Exclusive :  Rs. 34.56

The pricing is extremely competitive and it is to tell who is the clear winner. As we can see the diesel models have a of 1.5 lakhs only which almost 3 lakhs for the top end models.

One worry about the features as the cars are equally equipped, when it is about value for we are sure the Audi captures the

Car Blog India Verdict – Q3 Diesel Vs BMW X1 Diesel

The Q3 is value for has a strong SUV character to it, drives through corners, sprints good offroader (thanks to its all-wheel-drive system) and is extremely The X1 feels a little coarse, not have an all-wheel-drive system, pleasing interiors but it surely is to drive. So for us the new Q3 is a better choice the BMW X1 considering all the aspects compared

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